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March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Capital IQ and New Legacy Group announced that they will host the first annual Global Emerging Manager Awards (GEMA) on
Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. This event will be held to honor those who have distinguished themselves among their peers in the areas of best practice processes, business building and fund performance.
The event will begin at
4:30pm with two panels, "Identifying Rising Stars," featuring
Davis Marcus, Chief Investment Officer at
Justin Nixon of
DUMAC, Simon Ruddick, Co-Founder & CEO of
Albourne, and moderated by
Adam Geiger, President and CIO of
New Legacy Group; as well as "Managing Operational Risk and Infrastructure in a Lean Environment," featuring
Michael Garvey, Executive Director at
J.P. Morgan Alternative Asset Management, Inc.,
David Gulkowitz, Managing Director and Head of Operations at
Hutchin Hill Capital,
Michael Montague, COO of
James Alpha Management,
Peter Seuffert, Managing Director of
Amber Partners, and moderated by
Michael Patanella, Audit Partner and US Asset Management Sector Leader at
Grant Thornton LLP.
The awards dinner will also feature a philanthropy discussion titled, "Give Smart: Conversations with
Tom Tierney," with renowned philanthropists
Justin Rockefeller, Spencer Robertson, and Irene Pritzker. Mr. Tierney is the co-founder and CEO of Bridgespan and the co-author of
GiveSmart: Philanthropy that Gets Results. Gregory Zuckerman, senior reporter for the
Wall Street Journal,
will offer welcome remarks.
The finalists for the awards represent hedge funds located in 14 different cities spanning over seven countries and four continents.